Notes from Sunday – 11/11/13

Happy Veterans Days!

Thanks to all the veterans who have served our country to protect our freedom.

This Sunday was my 5th pastoral anniversary at the Shiloh Church!  May the Lord grant that we will have many more years of fruitful Christian service together as pastor and people.

These past five years have definitely not been easy. No pastora1456724_10202322431242517_1275438509_nte is. But I do not have the words to describe the sense of joy and privilege it has been to serve Shiloh these years. I am a blessed man to serve such a great church!

Thanks to the Shiloh pastors, staff, leaders, and members for your prayers, generosity, and encouragement this week.

A big shout-out to the Pastors’ Wives and Women’s Ministry for the beautiful luncheon you hosted for Crystal Saturday.

As always, it was good to have our guests in worship. It was additionally special to have family and friends who came from Los Angeles and Seattle to be with us for the weekend.

Our children’s choir sang and did a wonderful job, as always.

Praise God for the two who were baptized!

George Hurtt, who is the Pastor of the Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, brought the message today. Pastor Hurtt was a great blessing to us, preaching from Job 1 in both services.

Praise God for those who were added to the church in both services!

I cannot tell you how refreshing it was to sit with the congregation under the ministry of the word on the Sunday morning. It’s a rare treat for me. And I savored every moment of it.

Next week’s sermons: “A Warning against Nominal Christianity” (Revelation 3:1-6).

The New Orleans Saints defeated my Dallas Cowboys, 49-17. In the process, the Saints set a new record, making 40 first downs.

The Jacksonville Jaguars got their first win by defeating the Tennessee Titans. Who’s next? Go Jags!

I know you did not notice. But my USC Trojans demolished the Cal Bears this weekend, 62-28.

Do not pay attention to the early season Miami Heat losses. All is well. Three-peat coming!

I am also glad that NCAA basketball season is starting up. For the record, I am a Duke Blue Devils fan!

Speaking of Miami… I don’t know what to make of the shenanigans going on with the Miami Dolphins. Do you?

How was your Sunday? How did you teams do this weekend? Join the conversation in the comments section.

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic.

  • Steve Brewer

    Yes sir, congratulations Pastor Charles on your 5th Pastoral annviversary at Shiloh, may the Lord continue to bless you, your family and the ministry HE has entrusted you with.
    Steve Brewer

  • Deryk D. Hayes

    You have a beautiful family Pastor Charles! Congratulations on five faithful years of pastoral ministry to the Shiloh Church. On the other hand it’s hard to stomach that my favorite preacher is both a Cowboy’s & Heat fan.

  • Adam ZC

    Hey Pastor Charles,

    Sunday was great. We had a wonderful worship and the Lord blessed through the Word. I’ve been preaching through the book of John for 2013, yesterday I dealt with Pilate’s examining of Jesus, and spoke on “Pilate’s Test”. The 3 critical questions he asked (What is truth? Are you a King? What shall I do with Jesus?).

    Man the ‘Boys looked HORRIBLE last night. I got disgusted and turned the game of at the beginning of the 4th quarter. Our secondary was non existent after Lee got hurt, but that doesn’t lend to why the offense could score. If all a team has to do to shut us down is double Dez Bryant, we’re in trouble.

    Congrats on your 5th anniversary. Pray continued success and favor.

    Z.